laurustine

noun

lau·​rus·​tine
ˈlȯrəˌstīn,
ˈlär-,
-tēn
plural -s
: a European shrub (Viburnum tinus) widely cultivated for its evergreen leaves and white or pink fragrant flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin laurustinus, from Latin laurus laurel + tinus a plant, probably the laurustine; probably akin to Old English thīnan to become moist, Old Slavic tina mud, Old English thawian to thaw

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“Laurustine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laurustine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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